Sónar 2020 – Barcelona
June 18 - June 20
Sónar returns to its June dates for 2020, its 27th edition, after taking place in July in 2019, this time with a multi-faceted and global line-up running from 18-20 June in Barcelona.
The full 2020 programme of the festival is packed with premieres, exclusive shows, anticipated comebacks and a large representation of national talent, bringing together ‘heroes of contemporary clubbing, avant-garde electronica and emerging talents of trap and urban rhythms from around the planet’.
The festival will be featuring over 100 shows, including headliners such as The Chemical Brothers, Arca, THE BLAZE, Carl Cox, Mura Masa, Eric Prydz, Richie Hawtin, AJ Tracey, Laurent Garnier, The Black Madonna, Charlotte De Witte, Princess Nokia, Telefon Tel Aviv, the new British phenomenon Dave as well as the circular hi-fi mobile sound system DESPACIO (with James Murphy and 2manydjs), for the first time at Sónar by Night.
As for the tech shows, Max Cooper, Koreless and Ryochi Kurokawa, among others, stand out. Among the premieres, Seth Troxler with his new cosmic project Lost Souls Of Saturn, El Niño de Elche exploring the work of Val del Omar or the electronic debut of Maria Arnal and Marcel Bagès. Other premieres or exclusives will be new shows by Battles, Howling or Giant Swan.
Resident Advisor return to Sónar in 2020 with a jaw dropping line-up of cutting edge sounds and performances at the SonarLab stage across both Friday and Saturday (19-20 June) with the hotly anticipated return of TNGHT, UKG renaissance man Conducta, Skee Mask, Ugandan psychedelic drum troupe Nihiloxica, a rare live set from Project Pablo; noise-punk agitators Giant Swan and Timedance boss Batu, Helena Hauff, Midland and Shanti Celeste among others.
The SonarXS stage grows and relocates in order to foster emerging talent from the national scene with the performances of Morad, Kaydy Cain,Chenta Tsai-Baobae or Califato ¾, among many others. The sonic diversity of the global scene will be represented by the Latin American Lechuga Zafiro, Badsista or Kelman Duran and by the African Nihiloxica, MC Yallah & Debmaster or Lous and The Yakuza.
For the first time, the SonarPass is also available in up to 3 instalments. Also on sale is the 2 Night VIP Ticket. The SonarPass and the SonarPass VIP will change in price on 6 February.
Tickets are now available at www.sonar.es
The programme for Sónar+D 2020, the 8th international congress on creativity, technology and business, will take place in parallel and simultaneously with Sónar by Day at Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona on the 17-20 June.